Resources: Wish Foundations
The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with a life-threatening medical condition. Since 1980, Make-A-Wish has granted the wishes of more than 174,000 children around the world and currently has 65 chapters in the US.
- Make-A-Wish Foundation of Hudson Valley
- Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro New York and Western New York
- Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Jersey
- Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut
The Marty Lyons Foundation
The Marty Lyons Foundation was established in 1982 to fulfill the special wishes of children aged 3 through 17 years old diagnosed with a terminal or life threatening illness and living in a region near a Marty Lyons chapter.
Starlight Children’s Foundation
The Starlight Foundation offers a comprehensive menu of outpatient, hospital-based and Web programs that provide ongoing support for children with critical and chronic illnesses and their families. Starlight brings together experts from pediatric health care, technology and entertainment to create programs that educate, entertain and inspire seriously ill children.